Women’s Center L.E.A.V.E.s are Leaders who Educate, Advocate, and lift Voices for gender Equity. The Women’s Center L.E.A.V.E.s peer education program is part of Wake Forest University P.E.E.R.S. Network, which is an initiative offered through the Office of Wellbeing. In its inaugural year (2017-2018), the Women’s Center L.E.A.V.E.s won the 2018 Thrive Student Organization Award.

All Wake Forest University students are invited to apply to participate in Women’s Center L.E.A.V.E.s.

“L.E.A.V.E. Patriarchy Behind” 


  • What will I do as a member of the Women’s Center L.E.A.V.E.s?
    • Meet weekly as a group: Women’s Center L.E.A.V.E.s
    • Educate, advocate, and lift voices for gender equity
    • Collaborate with students in Women’s Center L.E.A.V.E.s and other P.E.E.R.S. groups to create events and programs
    • Facilitate Beyond the Waves: Getting to Know Feminism workshop
  • Why should I join the Women’s Center L.E.A.V.E.s?
    • To create a more gender equitable campus
    • To become a Nationally Certified Peer Educator
    • To gain facilitation and public speaking skills
    • To participate in ongoing professional development opportunities
    • And more!
  • What is expected of me if I participate in the Women’s Center L.E.A.V.E.s*?
    • Complete 16 hours of basic training to become a Nationally Certified Peer Educator
    • Attend at least one student organization workshop hosted by the Office of Student Engagement per semester
    • Commit to at least one academic year of membership
    • Participate in a minimum of 25 hours of outreach/program activities per semester including: 1) Peer Group initiated programs & 2) Women’s Center programs
    • Represent the Wake Forest University P.E.E.R.S. well; act and dress in a professional manner when working as a peer educator
    • Attend annual booster training for returning Peer Educators
    • Attend monthly meetings with your Peer Group (general body meetings (as needed), peer group meetings)
    • Educate students on campus about, advocate for, and lift voices for gender equity
    • Shadow at least one presentation for Beyond the Waves: Getting to Know Feminism workshop, with the Women’s Center professional staff, prior to co-facilitating with another student
    • Co-facilitate Beyond the Waves: Getting to Know Feminism workshop at least twice per semester (Note: this is subject the number of requests and presentations scheduled each semester) 
    • Table outside the Benson Food Court and/or the Pit one week per month (one week = at least two days)

    *Adapted from WFU Certified P.E.E.R.S. Program

  • How do I L.E.A.V.E. Patriarchy Behind and participate?

    Application: will open Fall 2018

    Due: to be announced